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Dice Ailes is a Nigerian singer who came into limelight in 2016 after getting signed to chocolate city in 2014, he's popularity has been growing ever since, few of his popular songs include; Machinery, Ella, Miracle and more.
The contemporary Afro-pop artist Dice Ailes is of Nigerian / Ghanaian decent. He was born and bred in Victoria Island, Lagos state. Named Shaha Damilola Alesh by his parents, He started doing music at the age of 8 or 9, firstly by writing poems, influenced by his uncles who were songwriters at that time, his mum was also a member of the choir in the church and young Dice Ailes wanted to be part of what they were doing. Dice Ailes first full musical experience was at the church choir where he beat boxed to music composed and rehearsed for church services.
Dice Ailes finally pursued his love for music at the age of 15, he had to save money for some period of time so as to pay for the track “I Can’t Wait ft Rado (his uncle)” the track ultimately became his first single.
The young talent at the age of 16, had aired his single on Rhythm 93.7, due to the uniqueness of the track he was given the opportunity to appear on DJ Jimmy Jatt’s “Jimmy’s Jump Off”.
Following this short stint in the Nigerian Music world, Dice Ailes migrated to Canada with his family and continued to further his education. His parents supported him in his dream to become a musician but wanted him to get a level of education before doing music fully.
He met Stephen Oruwari (alias Tee Tash) in Canada who was a young entrepreneur. Tee Tash had a keen interest in Dice Ailes’ talent and signed him to a Production Agreement. This agreement sparked their prosperous musical collaboration.
In the year 2013, Dice Ailes alongside Tee Tash, flew to Nigeria to promote his music, it was during this trip that they met M.I Abaga. M.I was instantly impressed by Dice Ailes after listening to a few songs of his songs, he called a meeting with Chocolate City’s Top Management. Dice was eventually signed as a member of Chocolate City in the year 2014.
Now a graduate of York University, Canada where he is studying Health and Society. He has shown his will to finish his education while pursuing his passion in music.
He premiered his first official single titled “Fantasy“ in the year 2014 which was a huge success, he has gone on to release other hit singles like, machinery, Odun De, Telephone, Oh no. He also teamed up with MI to work on Drakes “Controlla” refix. Also featured on YungAce track, “Kilode”.
AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS
- Winner Best Male Artist 2015 African Entertainment Awards
- Winner Most Fashionable Fast Rising Music Artist 2015 Lagos Fashion Award
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